Demolished Sheffield illustrates some of the Sheffield buildings that have been demolished since the mid-1970s, alongside others that remain but face an uncertain future.
Sheffield’s historic buildings have been retained or rescued in times past by citizens alert to their value, but much has been lost, and some of it is regretted.
Mike Higginbottom’s text draws attention to some of the reasons why much-loved landmarks bite the dust, and queries whether some of them could have had a future.
In particular, the book gives examples of surviving buildings that fall beneath the radar of listing and conservation-area status but can make an important contribution to the townscape and to community well-being.
Demolished Sheffield has 112 A4 pages in full colour and features twenty-seven sites across the city, and one in the Borough of Rotherham.
Contents include –
Buildings that have gone…
All Saints’ Parish Church, Ellesmere Road
St Hilda’s Parish Church, Shiregreen
Ritz Cinema, Parson Cross
Huntsman’s Gardens Schools, Attercliffe
Britannia Music Hall, West Bar
Pavilion Cinema, Attercliffe Common
Electra Palace Cinema, Fitzalan Square
Star Cinema, Ecclesall Road
Hyde Park Flats
Castle Square/“The Hole in the Road”
Buildings with an uncertain future…
Don Cinema, West Bar
Capitol Cinema, Sheffield Lane Top
St Cecilia’s Parish Church, Parson Cross
Sandersons Crucible Works, Darnall
Old Town Hall
Buildings that have been saved…
Doncaster Street Cementation Furnace
Leah’s Yard, Cambridge Street
Carver Street Methodist Chapel
Lansdowne Cinema, London Road
Abbeydale Picture House
Bodmin Street Wesleyan Reform Chapel, Attercliffe
St Thomas’s Parish Church, Brightside
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